Does anyone know if there is a standard for placing section view
labels, in the plan view to be sectioned. For example, for SECTION
A-A, SolidWorks places the letter A in front of the view arrows. My
past experience, since board drafting days, has been to place the A
behind the arrow, on the same side as the section view itself. I know
these can be moved manually in SolidWorks, but is there a setting to
set this to the default, or is SolidWorks basing this default on a
standard that I am unaware of, perhaps?
Anyone have advice on this topic?
Yeah, I'm from the same school as you on that. But I quickly gave up
on making it fit the old standard. When in Rome.
I do not know of any standard that specifies where the section letter
"must" be placed with respect to the section cutting plane line's
arrowhead. As a matter of fact, in ASME Y14.3M-1994 (Multiview and
Sectional View Drawings), Section 1.7 Principal Views, 1.7.3
Identifying Removed Views, it states the following:
"To relate the viewing plane or cutting plane to its removed view,
capital letters such as A, B, C, etc., are placed near each arrowhead."
In further review of Y14.3, all the examples show the section letters
in various locations, before the arrow, after the arrow and at the
elbow of the cutting plane line itself.
I've seen the location in a variety of places but I will say this, ASME
Y14.5M does state that drawings shall be clear, concise and open to
only one interpretation, so consistency is key.
SolidWorks places the section letter in front of the arrow for ANSI and
next to the arrow for ISO, therefore let this default be your companies
default. There is no SW setting to change this other than the
dimensioning standards that are available.